Features

  • 09 Mar 2010

    As the global community honours the work, struggles and achievements of women on International Women’s Day, says Lesley Crosson, one way to spotlight their status and the issues they face is to look at recovery efforts underway in earthquake-stricken Haiti.

  • 06 Mar 2010

    The voices of Palestinian Christians and their compatriots are so often dismissed, silenced and dehumanised, says Timothy Seidel. Lent provides an opportunity to hear them, not least through the Kairos Palestine Document.

  • 05 Mar 2010

    Oxford politics Professor Iain McLean wrote an open letter to the Anglican Bishop of Winchester, Michael Scott-Joynt, about civil partnerships on religious premises, after the bishop opposed such a development. The bishop responded personally. This is McLean's further reply, following the House of Lords vote on an amendment to the Equality Bill on the issue.

  • 01 Mar 2010

    The digital age is transforming society, bringing us greater democracy, transparency and new creative possibilities, says Jim Killock. But what is the moral in question in the Digital Economy Bill’s approach to illicit internet downloads: is it about theft, or the punishment of the innocent?

  • 24 Feb 2010

    Iraq is heading towards the much-anticipated 7 March 2010 legislative elections. Harry Hagopian asks whether these will augur another fresh start for the country, or will it simply be a simulation of an old failure?

  • 21 Feb 2010

    'Surge, attack, negotiations' is a cycle of action that has a ring of familiarity - and not just in Afghanistan, says Gene Stoltzfus. But not everyone is confident that aggression will bring a just peace.

  • 15 Feb 2010

    In December 2009, the Palestinian churches issued what some regard as the most significant Christian theological statement on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in many years, says Michael Marten. So why have many churches been slow to respond to the Kairos Palestine Document, and what does this important statement require of us personally, spiritually and politically?

  • 11 Feb 2010

    Rowan Williams has given a clear account of where the church stands on the Equality Bill, says Simon Sarmiento. It rejects the very concept of putting any limiting definition of its exemptions into law. But is it thereby opening a massive legal can of worms?

  • 05 Feb 2010

    Iain McLean FBA, Professor of Politics at Oxford University and author of What's Wrong with the British Constitution? highlights inconsistencies in the arguments of the bishops in the recent votes on amendments to the Equality Bill.

  • 27 Jan 2010

    Today marks the observance of the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust. It should also enable us all to recognise and acknowledge the Armenian genocide of 1915-23, says Harry Hagopian - for the sake of moral and political truthfulness and healing.